CSU Art Dept Meet and Greet

September 17, 2014

SOFA meet and greet

Art Department Meet and Greet
Tuesday, September 23 @11:30am
Faculty Lounge (Middough Bldg. 2nd floor)

Free food.
Sponsored by SOFA: Student Organization of Fine Art

CSU Photo Represents in Case Reserve Review

September 15, 2014

CSU photo was well represented in the Fall 2014 issue of Case Reserve Review, a literary and art journal published by Case Western Reserve University. In fact, we dominated. Congratulations to Yiyun Chen who nabbed the cover and to everyone else who was published. Many of you had multiple images published. Stay awesome.

Hard copies are available on the campus of CWRU. Here’s a link to the PDF.


Josh Usmani, CSU Alum, New Scene Arts Editor

September 12, 2014



Josh Usmani, a recent graduate of CSU’s Art Department, has been named as Cleveland Scene’s new Arts Editor. Previously, Josh was doing a great job covering the art scene for CoolCleveland.com. He wrote a great review of last spring’s student exhibitions, which you can link to here and here.

Read Scene’s announcement welcoming him. Congratulations, Josh.

CSU photo Visits Transformer Station

September 11, 2014
Fred Bidwell shares his expertise with CSU photo students at the Transformer Station.

Fred Bidwell shares his expertise with CSU photo students at the Transformer Station.


Fred Bidwell in front of Richard Renaldi’s Touching Strangers work at the Transformer Station.

Last week CSU photo visited the Transformer Station to view Unknown: Pictures of Strangers and Transit Byzantium, a video art installation by Tim Davis. To revisit some of the work we viewed, visit tsguide.org. And good luck on your own photographs of strangers.

Cleveland Camera Collectors Show

August 27, 2014


Click to enlarge.

Sun, Sep 7, 2014
Days Inn and Suites
4724 Brecksville Rd, Rt. 21
Richfield, OH  44286

Bring your student ID for free admission

Student Discounts: Foundations Photo on a Budget

August 25, 2014

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When purchasing supplies locally from Dodd Camera, be sure to inquire about student discounts. Visit their downtown store (30th and Carnegie) for the best selection of supplies and used equipment.


B&H offers free registrations for B&H EDU. Click on the Students/Educators tab at the top to register for some special offers.

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Freestyle Photo doesn’t offer many discounts specifically for students. However, they do have Arista products, their own store brand at some of the most competitive prices:


Arista 400 ISO black and white film. $2.99 ea.


Arista EDU Ultra VC RC Pearl 8×10 / 100 Sheets, $55.99.

Call for Artists: Tall Walls in Gordon Square

August 22, 2014


The Cleveland West Art League and Loren Naji Studios presents
“Tall Walls: Unjuried, Uncensored” in Gordon Square

Friday, October 3, 2014 6pm-11pm
Gordon Square
6706 Detroit Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44102
(next to Sweet Moses)
Drop off dates:
Thursday, September 25 6pm-8pm @ 6707 Detroit Ave Cleveland, 44102
Saturday, September 27 12pm-5pm @ 6707 Detroit Ave Cleveland, 44102
The Cleveland West Art League and Loren Naji Studios would like to invite artists to participate in the 3rd Annual “Tall Walls: Unjuried, Uncensored”. The show will be held on Friday, October 3, 2014 in Gordon Square (6706 Detroit Ave. Cleveland, Ohio 44102). Keeping with tradition this show will be hung salon style and again this year, we are asking you to submit your most outrageous work. Tall Walls is open to all artists and encourages self-expression and expects participants to submit art that is zealous, brazen, controversial and politically incorrect!
    >Artists must have an up to date membership to the Cleveland West Art League
    >Membership is $25 and can be purchased/renewed at the time of drop off
    >Artists can submit TWO 2D and/or 3D works
    >Artwork must be ready to hang/display with an appropriate hanging system
    >Upon drop off, Artists must provide information including: name, phone, email
    >Artists will be asked to fill out labels and attach them to each work submitted upon drop off
    >Artists are required to pick up artwork at designated pick up time TBA After 30 days, artwork will become the property of Cleveland West Art League

Cleveland West Art League is a membership organization which provides support, networking, resources and opportunities for artists.
    Membership benefits include:
    *Monthly email newsletter
    *The opportunity to show at two (or more) all-member exhibitions annually
    *Invitations to submit work for juried exhibitions and group shows.
Cleveland West Art League will retain 30% of all artwork sold to continue to support our gallery space at West 78th Street Studios and to create further opportunities for our members. Artwork at this venue will not be insured by Cleveland West Art League or any participating parties.
Dates to Remember
Drop off dates:
    Thursday, September 25, 6pm-8pm
    Saturday, September 27, 12pm-5pm
Opening date:
    Friday, October 3, 6pm-11pm
Pick up: TBA upon drop off
Questions? Want to help? Donate food, bring a beverage to share or volunteer the night of the show? Contact Jeannie Oakar, CWAL Vice President at jeannieoakar@msn.com

Microsoft Office, Other Software Free for Students

August 21, 2014

Office ProPlus to all students and all full-time and part-time faculty and staff. Two versions will be available; Office 365 ProPlus – Full Office suite, including the latest versions of Word, Excel, Access, Publisher and PowerPoint for PC’s and Mac’s and Office 365 Online, a scaled down version of Office that resides in the cloud as part of your Engage365 account. You can download this software on up to 5 different computers! more

Vote to Support Cleveland Print Room

July 16, 2014



Cleveland Print Room is a finalist for a grant to support events, such as outdoor events, Pecha Kucha and public art. Vote for them now at Crusade for Art.

First Look at SPACES New Home in Hingetown

July 2, 2014


CLEVELAND, Ohio — A sheath of bright, chartreuse-colored aluminum panels would wrap the northwest corner of the proposed new home of Spaces gallery in a former industrial building in Ohio City, according to the latest renderings released by the cultural nonprofit.

While raising $1.5 million to make the gallery’s relocation possible, the organization is also planning for renovations to its proposed new home in Ohio City’s Hingetown neighborhood… Read the entire article and view a slideshow at cleveland.com


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